UPDATE 9: 4:37 p.m. EST: NBC News confirms five deaths.
UPDATE 8: 4:10 p.m. EST: ESPN reporting that four people are dead.
UPDATE 7: 3:55 p.m. EST: TMZ confirms that one of Bryant’s daughters was on the helicopter.
UPDATE 6: 3:37 p.m. EST: There are two confirmed facts:
1. Helicopter crash
2. Kobe Bryant is among the dead
All of us need to wait — not plaster on social media the most OMG post we see — before we know with certain who else perished with him
UPDATE 5: 3:10 p.m. EST: First story from the Los Angeles Times
UPDATE 4: 3:00 p.m. EST: Los Angeles Times confirms Bryant’s death in the helicopter accident.
UPDATE 3: 2:55 p.m. EST: ESPN reporter confirms Bryant’s death: Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) Tweeted:
Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.
UPDATE 2: 2:45 p.m.: Los Angeles Times has details of crash, though Bryant’s name is not listed.
UPDATE: 2:41 p.m. EST: Tweet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirms crash